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Artistic Direction / Choreography / Dress Design / Planning : Mizuho Sato
Guitar : David McLean, Jesse Torre
Cante : Felix de Lora, Mizuho Sato
Percussion : Marlon Aldana
Dance : Mizuho Sato & Company
Felix de Lola
Felix de Lola begun his singing carerr with the Campallo family and studied with the renowned flamenco singers Jesús Heredia and Naranjito de Triana. He has performed on stages throughout Western and eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the United States, singing for a list of illustrious artists: Juan Porvillo, Belén Maya, domingo ortega, Juan Ogalla, Andres Peña, Carmela Greco, Pastora Galvan.
Felix composes music and verses for flaenco song, theatrical works and musical adaptations for flamenco theater. Recently he composed musical adaptations of Costa Rican writer Cristy Van de Laat's The Red Book of Black Haiku and the play Moureliaa, based on the poetic works of writer José Néstor Mourelo Aguilar, Nominated in 2011 to receive an award in Costa Rica, by the foundation José Néstor Mourelo Aguilar.
He also sang in the most prestigious Tablaos ( Flamenco Club) in Spain like Los Gallos (Seville), El Arenal (Seville), Las Carboneras (Madrid), Casa Patas (Madrid),Villa Rosa (Madrid), Las tablas (Madrid), El Corralde la Moreria (Madrid).
Felix is a business man, he worked with Jose Luis Postigo to open the first Guitar Museum in Spain, also he opened his own tablao i downtown Madrid called "La Cueva de Lola".
At the present time he moved back to San Francisco and opened a Spanish food company with flamenco performances.
American Flamenco Guitarist | Composer | Producer
David Scott McLean is an American flamenco guitarist, composer and producer. He is the principle guitarist for the Bay Area-based flamenco company, AguaClara Flamenco, which was recently commissioned to perform at the War Memorial Opera House and has held performances at Yoshi’s, the Herbst, the Palace of Fine Arts, Yerba Buena, and countless other stages. He works regularly with Carola Zertuche’s Theatre Flamenco, Melissa Cruz, Fanny Ara, Mizuho Sato, and has shared the stage with dozens of flamenco artists from Spain and from around the globe. He is known for his rhythmic style and his love of both traditional and contemporary flamenco. His most recent album of originals called “Te Canto Colores” was released in September of 2021, receiving critical acclaim and a feature by journalist Andrew Gilbert. David also co-produces a regularly sold-out flamenco cycle at The Sound Room in Oakland, where he spotlights many of the Bay Area’s amazing flamenco talents. Just Jazz Guitar Magazine wrote of his music: a unique sculpture of chord color, raw guts, and effusive linear tapestries. David performs at public and private events all over the USA.
Guitar, Music Theory
Jesse Torre began studying guitar at the age of ten, and in his studies has developed an unwitting passion for playing and teaching. Bay Area native Jesse has studied with classical guitarist Angel Miguel Lejarza Leo, flamenco guitar virtuoso Jason Mcguire, and has worked under the mindful instruction of classical guitarist Nicholas Goluses at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. There Jesse completed his Bachelors in Music (Classical Performance) with distinction, and was honored with a Performer’s Certificate, demonstrating excellence in guitar performance. During his undergraduate studies, Jesse performed in masterclasses led by the prestigious GFA winner, Tengyue Zhang, and Bach expert, Paul Galbraith. His time at Eastman has given him a strong background in music theory; he is an advocate for the written and aural analysis of music, and stresses the importance of composition and instrumental exploration. As a performer and teacher, Jesse specializes in flamenco and classical guitar, though he offers instruction in a variety of genres including: folk, blues, fingerstyle, pop, rock and rumba, to name a few. As a theory educator, Jesse covers theoretical concepts dating as far back as the Baroque, and addresses concepts of harmony and improvisation that overlap with aspects of jazz and contemporary music. Lessons are tailored to meet each individual student’s needs, interests, and various learning styles in order to ensure enthusiasm and musical growth. His patience and humor make learning fun.
Drummer and Percussionist born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Aldana is a multi-genre accompanist and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Active member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMY Awards.
Throughout his career Aldana has been part of many projects exploring and executing different music styles such as Jazz, Flamenco, Salsa, Timba, Funk, Rock, Brazilian music, Cumbia, Reggae etc.
Aldana has shared stage with renowned artists such as Flamenco guitarist and Grammy Award Winner Antonio Rey, as well as Spanish guitarists Geronimo Maya, Juani de la Isla & Jose Luis de La Paz, Legendary Bay Area Rumbero John Santos, former Pedrito Martinez pianist Edgar Pantoja, Bay Area Bassist Jeff Chambers, Flamenco Pianist Alex Conde, Flamenco singers such as Mara Rey, Jose Mendez, Jesus Montoya, Manuel Moreno Carrasco, Flamenco Dancers Alfonso Losa, Andres Peña, Ivan Vargas, Juan Ogalla and many others.
Thanks to his career trajectory Aldana was granted a scholarship at the California Jazz Conservatory where he currently studies.
Aldana is now working on building an independent recording studio and writing some material of his own.
To find more about Aldana’s recent music projects, performances & other information visit: www.marlonaldana.com
Making of ¡FLAMENKING!
We are flamenc@s, we are diverse, we are evolving, and WE ARE READY!
¡FLAMENKING! is our passion, our voice, our expression of life lead by Flamenco which is from Andalucia, Spain, with a twist of wherever we're from. We met in the US through the study of this artform, which we love to showcase the world that we are here and feeling all the emotions around us such as sadness, frustration, anger, despair, solitude, breakthrough, joy, happiness, and beyond. You must see the power of sharing all of them together to embrace life through Flamenco!
Mizuho Sato Flamenco Company is a brand new flamenco company based in San Francisco which includes so many immigrant dancers and musicians from all over the world which makes us very unique. Artistic director Mizuho Sato was born in Japan, trained as a classic ballet dancer since the age of 3, switched her career to flamenco at 18 while she was studying her major of Sociology in Sophia University in Japan. Mizuho is an award winner of Japanese Flamenco Association and Spanish Ambassador at the age of 20. Then she moved her base to Los Angeles in 2003. Since then she was featured in movies like "Puss in Boots" by Dreamworks, Los Angeles Flamenco documentary "KUMPANIA" by Katina Dunn, and has been teaching and performing at so many flamenco venues and festivals inside and outside of California. She was producing her student shows and workshops of Spanish artists every year in LA for a decade.
Mizuho relocated to the Bay Area in 2015 due to her husband's job. She was suffering under her husband's alcoholism and verbal abuse, so she decided to leave him in 2018. Then he passed away in March 2022. During this hard time, Flamenco was her savior of life. Flamenco kept her motivated and healed her constantly. Throughout this tough time, she was still teaching kids and adults and continued performing nonstop.
After COVID lockdown and frustrating zoom lessons, it took us over a year to prepare for this recital. It is very emotional that we're finally here to present the world how strong and resilient we are, and how much joy, laughter, dedication and love we create when we're together.
Flamenco is alive in Bay Area, and we're a brand new flamenco company in San Francisco directed by Mizuho Sato who is now more determined and on fire than ever to serve the community. She went through lots of tough time and now she knows that it works to heal people tremendously by the power of healing that Flamenco has, Flamencura. Now she wants to spread the magic to the audience and the community of Bay Area.
Come witness and be a part of this huge celebration of life!
Let's get ¡FLAMENKING!
1/28/23 Mizuho Sato
*There will be wine tasting, pop up Flamenco shop, and showcasing Mizuho Sato aka ZMIIIMZ 's first art installation and secret auctions.
¡FLAMENKING! Vol.1 Tshirt coming soon!
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